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Date:Thursday, March 20, 2008, 6:35
In a message dated 3/19/2008 10:34:24 AM Central Daylight Time,
lars.finsen@ORTYGIA.NO writes:

> BTW, Sore Suraetua is only a provisional name. It simply means "Old > Suraetua" in Suraetua. It should have a name in itself, but what? > Suraetua in Sora Suraetua is Hiksjuraranithwara, a little unwieldy, > but this is perhaps pertinent for the language (see below). The > meaning is "means for telling". But perhaps I can simply use the word > hihinusa, "language." Or hihinauju, "speaking." >
Must the name of the language have a meaning? Most natural language names mean only "of such-and-such country" if they have any meaning at all. I suggest just treating it as a name, with little or no regard to the fact that it's a language. "Our language" is a common variant, too. stevo </HTML>


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
R A Brown <ray@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>Meaning of names (was Re: [CONLANG] language names)